PH bet Michael Martinez puts on flawless show in Olympics short program
Michael Christian Martinez had a flawless run in the short program round of the men’s single figure skating in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter OIympics Friday at Gangneung Ice Arena.
Performing sixth in the first wave of skaters, the 21-year-old skated to the tune of “Emerald Tiger” by Vanessa-Mae.
Martinez scored 55.56 points from his performance, 26.04 from the technical elements and 29.52 from presentation without deductions, good for fifth place in the first group.
Vincent Zhou of USA topped the competition after the first group with his 84.53 points.
The top 24 skaters in the short program will advance to the free skate round on Saturday.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.